Monday, May 11, 2020

Instant Pot Cheesecake Bites

 Let's enjoy a mini treat today by the sound of my mini waterfall in my garden.  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

 This pretty teacup was one of my mom's.  Isn't it beautiful?

 This one was one of my mom's, too, and was painted by my late Great Aunt Kitty's painting teacher. 

 My mom made me the necklace in this photo.  She loved making jewelry.  I miss talking to her everyday and we always laughed like crazy together, like only a mom and daughter can. 

 I wanted to show  you one of my containers that I have hanging on my fence.  Isn't it cheerful?

 My daughter gave me this azalea topiary for Mother's Day of 2019.  I kept it outside all year and it graced me with beautiful blossoms this spring.  The blooms are long gone now, but I hope it blooms again next year.

My oak leaf hydrangea is looking spectacular right now.   

Yield: 7

Instant Pot Cheesecake Bites

Instant Pot Cheesecake Bites

I needed to use up 4 ounces of cream cheese and made these delightful little morsels.


  • Crust:
  • about 3 rectangle graham crackers (you need about 1/4 cup).  I used chocolate graham crackers
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Filling:
  • 4 ounces of room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • topping of your choice, or berries


  1. Make the crust: Place the graham crackers into a ziploc bag and mash them with a rolling pin until they are crumbs. This should be about 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a medium bowl and then stir in the sugar and melted butter. Spray 1 silicone egg bite mold lightly with non stick cooking spray. Then press some of the crumbs into each of the molds. Mash the crumbs down with the back of the spoon.
  2. Make the filling: In a medium mixing bowl or in a stand mixer add the cream cheese. Beat it until it is smooth. Add in the sugar and the vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add in the egg yolk and beat until barely incorporated. Spoon the filling into each of the molds evenly.
  3. Cook the cheesecake bites: Add 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot liner. Lay a paper towel over the top of the eggs bites molds and then cover tightly with foil. Place one of the molds on top of the trivet.   Lower the trivet with the mold on top into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 8 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. Carefully remove the foil and paper towels from the molds.
  4. Refrigerate: Cool the cheesecake bites on the counter for 30 minutes and then place in the refrigerator for another 2-8 hours to set completely.
  5. If you wish top the cheesecake bites with some preserves, jam, berries, or pie filling.
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  1. They sound delicious. My Instant Pot has been reduced to a fancy hard boiled egg maker and that's it. I really should attempt something else.

  2. I have heard rave reviews for cooking cheesecake in an Instant Pot, and I love the idea of bite sized ones, the perfect treat! Your patio is delightful Kitty, I know you enjoy sitting there and sipping on tea from one of your beautiful cups. What a lovely tribute to your Mom! Mother's Day is a great time to reflect and remember...I hope yours was enjoyable ๐Ÿ’•

  3. The cheesecake bites sound so good. I would never think to make them in the IP. I have only made soups and other dinner dishes in the IP. I will have to try out something like this sometime. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I love the photo of you and your sweet mom Kitty! Your cheesecake bites look delicious and provide a wonderful sweet treat in the garden with a cup of tea. Love your pretty flowers and sweet blooming teacups. ♥

  5. I hope that your Mother's Day was wonderful to you dear Kitty. Mine sure was. Loving that beautiful tea cup. Oh my! got my taste buds going when I read CHEESECAKE! I will take cheese cake by the slice or by the bite. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. I am amazed at the glorious painting on your teacup and saucer, Kitty. It truly is gorgeous. I think if it was in my collection it would have to be my favourite. I smiled at the photo of you and your beautiful mum. Yes, there is nothing quite like the laughter shared between mother and daughter. A most beautiful Mother's Day post.

  7. That teacup is just wonderful!Precious remembrances of your adorable Mom,dear Kitty.I also love your beautiful flowers!Big hug!

  8. Your cheesecakes look yummy Kitty! I love the azalea topiary too, very pretty. Have a great week:@)

  9. Your mom's teacups are stunning!

    I've been craving cheesecake so these cheesecake bites are making my mouth water!

  10. Love all your flowers..the teacup is lovely and the pic of your mom with you is very special. And these cheesecake bites are right up my alley! Yummy! XO

  11. What a pretty garden! Those cheesecakes look delicious.

  12. I always enjoy seeing your garden! It's finally getting warmer here by the weekend. I will share this recipe with my sister for cooking cheesecake in an Instant Pot, and I love the idea of bite sized ones. I hope you had a relaxing Mother's Day! xo

  13. A belated Happy Mother's Day, Kitty! You mom's teacups are gorgeous and what treasures they are! I have been hankering for little cheese cakes myself but Hubby and I are both trying to lower our sugar intake. But I know one of these days, I'm going to break down and make them. ;-) Your garden is lovely. Our tulips are up but no blooms yet because it has been very cold here. I wish we had warmer springs! May is especially cold this year. Have a lovely week and enjoy your garden. Hugs...Sandi

  14. Kitty, Those cheesecake bites look delicious. I love all your pretty plants. They are cheerful. I think plants make spaces seem alive and give us joy.
    I love love your beautiful tea cups. So special.
    I love the photo of you and your mom.

  15. Aw, I just love the photo of you and your dear Mom. I surely understand your pain and miss my own dear Mom so much every, single day. Some wounds are just so deep, they never completely heal. May the Lord comfort you in every moment of grief and always keep your heart encouraged, sweet friend. The cheesecake bites look just wonderful!

  16. That is a special photograph of you and your Mom …
    You've shared some wonderful photographs today and also a delicious recipe.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

  17. YUM, Kitty! You always make the perfect tea time sweets!!!!

    And I absolutely adore that wire flower basket - looks like something you'd find in Provence.

    Hugs and love. ♥

  18. Your mom's cups and saucers are indeed very beautiful Kitty. She certainly was a talented lady. This is such a sweet photo of your and your mom. The necklace is beautiful and I know you treasure it. Yes, oh how I remember those phone conversations. I called my mom everyday and oh how we could laugh. I miss her so much. Your plants are all lovely and you must have a green thumb. My azalea topiary didn't make it! I guess it wasn't meant to plant in the yard. I want to try your cheesecake bites, they look delicious. Lovely post.......

  19. Those teacups are beautiful, Kitty! And I'm so envious of your flowers right now. I have purchased my plants for the garden but our temps have been chilly lately so I need to be patient and wait a bit before planting them outdoors. I love cheesecake!

  20. Lovely teacups from your Mother. Love the photo of you and your mom. The flowers hanging off the fence are lovely. Those wire baskets are gorgeous. The cheesecake bites look wonderful. So nice you are getting good use out of your Instapot. Happy weekend. Hugs

  21. Kitty, Your blog is delightful. I do not own an instant pot, but I may in the future. Your mother's tea cup and saucer are lovely. Kathi

  22. These look delicious - and those tea cups are beautiful!

  23. Hi Kitty,
    Your Mom's special teacup is just beautiful and I know it means everything to you. Your cheesecake bites will sure be nice with a cup of tea, which I had one right now. Hope you are having a great week. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


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